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MKU is one of the largest manufacturer and supplier of armored solutions for the global defense sector. It specializes in providing customized solutions in anti-ballistic solutions to its customers spread across more than 60 countries.
MKU is able to offer a wide range of ballistic protection solutions for aircraft, certified independently as effective against a range of current battlefield threats, all the way up to .50 calibre armour piercing rounds.
In some scenarios the threat to an aircraft will warrant ballistic protection, whilst in others it will not. MKU designs removable modular kits which can be installed and removed as the threat level dictates. For example, MKU’s Bell Huey cargo compartment armour kit can be installed by two people in just twenty minutes and removed just as quickly. This maximises payload flexibility and as the kit can be used for other aircraft of the same type, it reduces the cost of ownership.
The MKU difference
Many of MKU’s competitors produce ballistic protection materials, but MKU goes beyond that, offering a design, production, testing and integration package to meet the precise requirements of each individual customer. MKU understands the complex and demanding directives and guidelines laid down by aircraft regulatory authorities and ensures that both its armour materials and its attachment/fixing system comply fully. MKU works closely with the customer right from the start to deliver an effective, high quality, certificated solution.
MKU is a AS 9100 & ISO 9001:2008 certified company and follows NATO AQAP quality procedures. It is certified as a NATO supplier (NATO CAGE Code SDS 57 & C5175) and as a supplier to the German Defence Technology and Procurement Department. Its aircraft protection solutions comply with US Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations.
MKU’s modular armour solutions are supported by detailed technical documentation, including installation, maintenance and repair manuals and illustrated parts catalogues in accordance with the AF-TO System and AECMA SPEC 1000D and 2000M Systems.
Logistic and after sales support
MKU understands the importance of integrated logistic support, and treats it as an essential part of the long term relationship with the customer. Using RFID trace technology, an after sales support team monitors the products from our factories to the customer and thence to the end user, ensuring that expectations are exceeded and true through-life support is achieved.
The MKU team
At MKU the team of airframe engineers, certified aircraft inspectors, weapons specialists and former helicopter pilots has pooled its considerable collective experience and expertise to ensure that potential customers are asked the right questions from the start, that exact requirements are identified quickly, and that effective solutions are proposed and delivered in a timely manner.
MKU's production capability
With research and development centres and manufacturing facilities in Germany and India, MKU has over 18,500 m² (200,000 sq. ft.) of factory space and employs over 850 people. An integral design house, Multi-Daylight Presses in various sizes, including a 1.2 m x 2.4 m (4' x 8') panel press, precision water jet cutters and an in-house ballistic testing range enable MKU to deliver high quality products quickly and in large amounts.
MKU has over 15 years experience in aircraft armouring and has delivered more than 3,000m² (32292 sq. ft.) of hard armour and 1000 m² (10764 sq. ft.) of soft armour. Its recently upgraded facilities provide an annual capacity of 3000 m² (32292 sq. ft.) or over 200 typical aircraft armour kits.
- Lockheed C-130
- De Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter
- Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter
- Bell UH-1/212 Huey-Types
- Boeing CH-47
- Eurocopter BO-105
- Eurocopter Puma/Super Puma/Cougar
- Sikorsky CH-53
- Sikorsky S-67 Black Hawk Types, UH 60, UH 60M
- Westland Sea King MK-41 (Sikorsky H-3/S61)
- Westland Sea Lynx MK-88
- MIL MI-8/17
- NH Industries NH-90
- Aéroespatiale Alouette III
- Eurocopter FENNEC